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Sat 22 Dec 2007
BBS Wheels 2007 season wrap-up

BBS Wheels 2007 season wrap-up

BBS Wheels Dominates 2007 Motorsports Season From Indy to LeMans, BBS Led Victory Laps Around the World Braselton, GA (December 20, 2007) - BBS of America, a leader in the design and manufacturing of limited-volume, high-performance wheels, ...

Grand-Am announces COO and a VP position

Grand-Am announces COO and a VP position

Grand-Am Adds Chief Operating Officer, Vice President To Staff Entering 2008 Season DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2007) -- Following tremendous expansion since the inception of the Daytona Prototype formula to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car...

Watkins Glen Int'l tears down old press tower

Watkins Glen Int'l tears down old press tower

AND THE WALLS COME TUMBLIN' DOWN Iconic Press Tower Demolished While Shovels are in the Ground at New Location Watkins Glen, NY (December 19, 2007) -- Another chapter in the storied history of Watkins Glen International came to a close when...

IRL: AJ Foyt Racing on loss of Ken Hendricks

IRL: AJ Foyt Racing on loss of Ken Hendricks

A.J. Foyt Racing Mourns Loss of Ken Hendricks WALLER, TX December 21, 2007--It is with great sadness that we at A.J. Foyt Racing have learned of the death of Ken Hendricks, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ABC Supply Co.,...

Sat 15 Dec 2007
Canadian Motorsports Expo date change

Canadian Motorsports Expo date change

Canadian Motorsports Expo has moved to a new date for the 2008 edition. The new dates are February 29 through March 2, 2008. Originally scheduled for January 18th to 20th, 2008, construction delays of the new hall at the Toronto Congress Centre...

Lowe's Motorspeedway promotions announced

Lowe's Motorspeedway promotions announced

Lowe's Motor Speedway Promotes Lauri Wilks, Roger Slack and Scott Cooper to Key Management Positions CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 14, 2007) - Three Lowe's Motor Speedway employees, Lauri Wilks, Roger Slack and Scott Cooper, have been promoted to key ...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
Bentley returns to coaching young drivers

Bentley returns to coaching young drivers

Ross Returns to Roots December 10, 2007 - After cutting back on the amount of race and performance driver coaching he was doing in the past couple of years, Speed Secrets Driver Development Services announced today...

Ford Blue Box on all 2008 NHRA nitro cars

Ford Blue Box on all 2008 NHRA nitro cars

FORD AND NHRA TEAM UP ON SAFETY; BLUE BOXES TO DEBUT IN ALL NHRA NITRO CARS AT START OF 2008 SEASON * NHRA will mandate Ford Blue Box crash sensors on all Funny Car and Top Fuel race cars in 2008 * Ford's safety efforts in NHRA are the latest...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
AARWBA 2007 All-America Auto Racing Team announced

AARWBA 2007 All-America Auto Racing Team announced

2007 AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM SELECTED BURBANK, Calif. - With voting completed for the 2007 All-America Auto Racing Team, five drivers emerge as contenders for the Jerry Titus Award -- two from the world of NASCAR and three open-wheel ...

Thu 06 Dec 2007
Michigan Int'l Speedway names new staff position

Michigan Int'l Speedway names new staff position

MIS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF MICHAEL PRINTUP AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FACILITY DEVELOPMENT Newly created position brings another job to the State of Michigan BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 6, 2007) -- Michigan International Speedway is as much about job...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
Awards led by NASCAR engineers

Awards led by NASCAR engineers

NASCAR SCOOPS TWO OF THREE AWARDS At a special Awards dinner in the magnificent Rhodes House in Oxford, organised by Racecar Graphic and attended by senior motorsport engineers and executives from around the world, the Race Engine Designer of ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
Craftsman ends NCTS sponsorship in 2009

Craftsman ends NCTS sponsorship in 2009

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES ENTITLEMENT WILL CHANGE IN 2009 Sears' Decision Will Create Branding Opportunity With One Of NASCAR's National Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2007) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has...

USAC appoints new president and senior VP

USAC appoints new president and senior VP

KEVIN MILLER NAMED USAC PRESIDENT; JASON SMITH NAMED SENIOR VP OF RACING OPERATIONS INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Dec. 4 -- The United States Auto Club (USAC) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Miller as CEO and ...

New HANS Device announced

New HANS Device announced

NEW $695 HANS DEVICE ANNOUNCED Atlanta, Georgia (December 3, 2007) - HANS Performance Products is excited to announce their brand new HANS Device the Sport Series. The design is guaranteed to provide the same level of industry leading safety as...

Fri 30 Nov 2007
IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing files lawsuit

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing files lawsuit

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST SCOTT SHARP AND PATRON SPIRITS HILLIARD, Ohio (November 28, 2007) -- Rahal Letterman Racing announces that it has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court Southern District of Florida Miami...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jury exonerates Kalkhoven

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jury exonerates Kalkhoven

JURY FINDS IN FAVOR OF KALKHOVEN AND ALL DEFENDANTS INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - - November 27, 2007 - - After an unusually short deliberation, the jury in the matter of JDS Uniphase Securities Litigation today has found in favor of Kevin...

Wed 28 Nov 2007
Derek Daly joins Riverside Motorsports Park

Derek Daly joins Riverside Motorsports Park

DEREK DALY, RENOWNED FORMULA-1 & INDY RACING VETERAN, JOINS THE RIVERSIDE MOTORSPORTS PARK PROJECT IN MERCED COUNTY, CALIF. ATWATER, Calif., and NOBLESVILLE, Ind., November 27, 2007 -Riverside Motorsports Park LLC (RMP) and Derek Daly Design LLC...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Homestead-Miami Speedway new media center planned

Homestead-Miami Speedway new media center planned

Homestead-Miami Speedway to Build State-of-the-Art Media Facilities in Time for 2008 Ford Championship Weekend; Enhancements include pre-race Driver Meeting viewing area for fans MIAMI--When the NASCAR media press corps return to ...

Robbie Reiser moves to Roush Fenway Racing

Robbie Reiser moves to Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing announces new General Manager; bbie Reiser appointed Roas new GM at Roush Fenway Racing Concord, N.C. -- Roush Fenway Racing announced Thursday that championship crew chief, Robbie Reiser, has been appointed General Manager...

Yates Racing hires Max Jones

Yates Racing hires Max Jones

Doug Yates and Max Jones join forces; Former road racer and long-time GM to head Yates Racing Concord, N.C. -- Yates Racing announced Thursday that Max Jones, long-time general manager for Roush Fenway Racing and former road-racing driver has ...

Fri 16 Nov 2007
Patrick Hespen named Laguna Seca PR manager

Patrick Hespen named Laguna Seca PR manager

PATRICK HESPEN NAMED MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER MONTEREY, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2007) -- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that Patrick Hespen has taken the position of Public Relations Manager, to handle ...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Ford motorsport realignment

Ford motorsport realignment

FORD OF EUROPE REALIGNS SENIOR MOTORSPORT AND PERFORMANCE VEHICLES MANAGEMENT Ford of Europe is strengthening its commitment to both Motorsport and performance vehicles by appointing Mark Deans to the newly-created position of Motorsport...

Bob Holbert passes away

Bob Holbert passes away

DESTINGUISHED PORSCHE DEALER AND RACER, BOB HOLBERT, PASSES AWAY ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 14, 2007 - Robert McCormick Holbert, one of the first Porsche dealers in the country and a prominent Porsche race driver in the 1950's and 1960's, died in his ...

IMS names Schwartz VP of Marketing

IMS names Schwartz VP of Marketing

SCHWARTZ NAMED AS IMS VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 -- Veteran motorsports executive Chris Schwartz is joining the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as vice president of marketing, IMS President Joie Chitwood ...

Tue 13 Nov 2007
Gappens named to NHMS post

Gappens named to NHMS post

Gappens Named Executive Vice President and General Manager Of New Hampshire Motor Speedway CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2007) - Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith has promoted Jerry Gappens to the position of...

Fri 09 Nov 2007
Frequelin retires, Quesnel joins Citroen Sport

Frequelin retires, Quesnel joins Citroen Sport

Citroen Sport: Guy Frequelin retires... Olivier Quesnel joins Citroen After a long career entirely dedicated to motorsport, Citroen Sport's director Guy Frequelin has decided to retire. Fully supported by the Brand and faithful to one of our...

Thu 08 Nov 2007
Petty Enterprises press conference, part 2

Petty Enterprises press conference, part 2

Continued from part 1 Q: "Last thing, obviously you guys have had talks with different groups about some kind of a merger possibly or partnership. Is this in anyway related to that or will that help increase the opportunity?" Petty: "I'm...

Petty Enterprises press conference, part 1

Petty Enterprises press conference, part 1

Petty Enterprises has announced beginning in December the race organization will relocate to Mooresville, North Carolina. They have entered a two-year agreement to lease race shop space currently used by Robert Yates Racing. The ...

Petty Enterprises moves to Charlotte

Petty Enterprises moves to Charlotte

Petty Enterprises To Relocate Nextel Cup Operation Move Made To Promote Winning Races and Championships Level Cross, N.C. (November 7, 2007) -- The winningest organization in NASCAR announces its first move since its inception in 1949.

Wed 07 Nov 2007
NCMA 2008 nominees announced

NCMA 2008 nominees announced

THE NORTH CAROLINA MOTORSPORTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2008 AWARD NOMINEES; WINNERS TO BE HONORED WITH RICHARD PETTY CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2007) - The North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA) today announced the nominees for the second...

NA-F2000: IPS: Andersen Racing purchases Florida test track

NA-F2000: IPS: Andersen Racing purchases Florida test track

Andersen Racing Purchases Test Track in Florida PALMETTO, Fla., Nov. 6 - Andersen Racing now has its very own test track. Andersen Racing owners Dan and John Andersen announced today that they've purchased the former Group Four Test Track in...

Sat 03 Nov 2007
NASCAR Chairman statement on NHIS sale

NASCAR Chairman statement on NHIS sale

Statement from Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2007) -- Today's announcement that Speedway Motorsports Inc. has purchased New Hampshire International Speedway is yet another indication that the NASCAR...

Fri 02 Nov 2007
SMI agrees to purchase New Hampshire Int'l Speedway

SMI agrees to purchase New Hampshire Int'l Speedway

Speedway Motorsports Purchases New Hampshire International Speedway CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 2, 2007) - Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) has agreed to purchase New Hampshire International Speedway from Bob and Gary Bahre for $340 million in...

Wed 31 Oct 2007
Ford/MMP to launch Miller Cup series

Ford/MMP to launch Miller Cup series

Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires to Launch in 2008 LAS VEGAS (October 30, 2007) -- Miller Motorsports Park, in partnership with Ford Racing, is pleased to announce a new professional racing series...

Ford introduces racing Mustang

Ford introduces racing Mustang

FORD INTRODUCES ITS FIRST FACTORY-READY RACE CAR; FORD MUSTANG CARS AND ENGINES HIGHLIGHTED AT SEMA * Mustang racing adds the all-new Mustang FR500S competing in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. * The Ford...